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Red Algae In Your Bird Bath? This Is What To Do

Something I have noticed since getting into feeding garden birds is the water in my bird bath turns red. I also noticed it in a disused plant pot in the corner of the garden. What is that red stuff in my bird bath? I wanted to find out where it comes from …

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10 Ways To Stop Attracting Rats to Bird Feeders

Something a lot of back garden birders experience is rats. While fascinating to many, they are a menace to most. Rats can damage property, spread disease are hard to completely eradicate. Just as annoying, is that they steal bird food from our feeders. Do bird feeders attract rats? If so, …

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Why Won’t Birds Come To My Feeder? 6 Reasons Why

When we had some work done in our garden I took down the bird feeders temporarily. When I put them back up in time for autumn and winter, the birds did not return. In just over a week, no birds came. What had gone wrong and why would no birds …

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Choosing The Best Place For A Bird Feeder

When I first put bird feeders in my garden, I was disappointed when, after a few days no birds came. After I spoke with a neighbour it became obvious I had put my feeders in the wrong place. So, where is the best place to put a bird feeder, if …

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Should You Feed Garden Birds All Year Round?

Like most, I thought back garden bird feeding was something done in the winter months. After all, this is when we are told our garden birds struggle to find energy-rich food. But should we be feeding garden birds through the whole year? Are we interfering with nature by doing so …